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Govt to phase out landfills and adopt more eco-friendly waste disposal systems


 Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (left) being welcomed by Perak exco Yong Choo Kiong (right) and other Perak state officials at the Perak State Secretariat in Ipoh. - SAIFUL BAHRI/ The Star

Housing and Local Government minister Zuraida Kamaruddin (left) being welcomed by Perak exco Yong Choo Kiong (right) and other Perak state officials at the Perak State Secretariat in Ipoh. - SAIFUL BAHRI/ The Star

IPOH: The Government will phase out landfills as a waste management method with studies underway to adopt more energy efficient and eco-friendly methods, said Zuraida Kamaruddin.

The Housing and Local Government Minister said that the ministry is currently studying four methods - the biomass waste management technology, waste-to-energy (WTE), incinerator or biodigester - to be implemented based on each locality's suitability and the type of waste involved.

   

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